Table 2.

Baseline data

ParameterWeek 1 PlaceboWeek 1 NiacinamideP
Age (yr)52.652.6
Duration on hemodialysis (yr)4.44.4
Calcium (mg/dl)9.359.390.81
Phosphorus (mg/dl)5.856.260.27
iPTH (pg/ml)2882910.96
Uric acid (mg/dl)7.157.250.80
Platelet count (1000/mm3)2162160.97
Total cholesterol (mg/dl)1421420.92
LDL (mg/dl)57630.46
HDL (mg/dl)55500.30
Triglycerides (mg/dl)1451460.96